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How to Choose the Right Orange Juicer for Your Needs

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 1

Most would definitely agree that one of the best tasting things is a big glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. While you can pay five bucks for one of these at a juice shop, you can save yourself a lot of money by just making it yourself at home. Two things usually prevent people from making their own orange juice: 1) they don't have oranges and 2) they don't have a good orange juicer.

Fortunately, both of these problems can be easily fixed. Since we are living in global economy, produce like oranges is readily available from supermarkets all year long. Look for times when they are on sale and buy a whole big bag of them. As for the juicer, you will need to get yourself one of them if you want to make orange juice.

The simplest and cheapest type of citrus juicer that you can get is the manual kind. Many stores have them for as little as ten bucks, which is the price you would pay at a juice bar for 2 cups of juice. For most situations, this simple orange juicer should work just fine. They are almost always built to stand up to the intense pressure of your arm pushing down on it, and many are made out of either hard plastic or stainless steel. This type of orange juicer will work fine for making enough for a couple of people at a time.

If you are going to be making more juice than that, you should really consider getting an electric machine. This type has a motor that spins around, which means that you don't need to press so hard and turn the orange to get the juice out. For making juice for an entire room or office full of people this is definitely the way to go. Remember, you can juice enough at one time to last you for a couple of days if you want. Just store the extra in the bar fridge at work to drink later. Surprisingly, electric orange juicers don't actually cost that much money either. You can get an inexpensive model for around $30, but try to get a good quality unit if you can. The reason why is that many of the cheaper electric juicers have motors that aren't strong enough to keep moving when you press down on them. If you get yourself a good strong one, you can push down very hard on the orange, which will extract the maximum amount of juice out of the thing.

One final note to remember is that orange juicers will usually work for all kinds of citrus. Whether you are juicing orange, grapefruits, lemons, or limes, most kinds of juicers will work fine. There are some juicers that are so small that they will only work for lemons and limes, but why limit yourself? If you get yourself an all-purpose juicer, you can then use it for whatever citrus you want.


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Jul 21, 2010 1:47pm
adsensesharing
I have been thinking of ways to get fresh juice into my diet. Using a citrus juicer is definitely what I need. Now that I know how to choose the right orange juicer I may as well have a look at the latest models. Thanks.
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